The wet weather is starting to affect wheat quality at Roger Colebrook’s Whitehall Farm, Reigate, Surrey.

 

See our rapidly growing Harvest Highlights gallery of pictures sent in by users.

 

“It is nice today but it is raining every second day, so it’s not dry enough to get on,” he said. “It has certainly damaged the Hagberg and protein, without a doubt.”

Mr Colebrook had cut most of his 51ha (125 acres) of Soissons before the rain, which did very well, almost touching 9.9t/ha (4t/acre) in one field. “It was an exceptional crop and quality was perfect,” he said.

“But if it doesn’t brighten up after the weekend we will be in big trouble.”

Crop: Winter wheat
Variety: Soissons
Area: 34ha (85 acres)
Yield: <9.9t/ha (4t/acre)

 

 Syngenta

Duxford winter wheat is an HGCA Recommended List 2008/09 variety with very high UK treated yields and the top score for resistance to lodging with PGR. Combined with an unbeaten second wheat yield and a balanced disease resistance profile, this new variety from Syngenta Seeds will help UK growers rise to the challenge of producing more grain profitably.

 

See the New Farm Crops website and the picture gallery.